The Selection Criteria for Grants

The Grants Office uses a delineated process and several criteria to identify grants that support CAC's strategic goals, board direction, mission, and vision.  We confer with administrators, staff, faculty, and, when appropriate, community members to identify needs and funding priorities.  When selecting a grant to apply for, the following issues are considered:

  • The degree to which the grant supports Central Arizona College's strategic goals, board direction, mission, and vision
  • The degree to which the grant addresses specific programming needs
  • The match and/or requirements (if any) and the College’s ability to meet them
  • The prospects of obtaining an award
  • CAC's ability to operate a project funded by the grant
  • Faculty or administrator capacity and interest to contribute to the grant writing process 
  • The funding organization's requirements to sustain the grant project post-grant
  • The ability to hire personnel to staff the project
  • The time required to complete a competitive application

Cabinet has the responsibility of discussing and reviewing most proposed grant ideas, projects, and activities prior to proposal development and establishing consensus on all grant-related issues that have college-wide impact.


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